Istanbul: Trident Racing Friday notes

Trident Racing ended up today`s qualifications, held at Istanbul Park, with the 17th place of Kohei Hirate and the 22nd place of Ricardo Risatti. The scheduled 30 minutes were intense and full of action, with an heated weather that pushed the ...

Trident Racing ended up today`s qualifications, held at Istanbul Park, with the 17th place of Kohei Hirate and the 22nd place of Ricardo Risatti. The scheduled 30 minutes were intense and full of action, with an heated weather that pushed the driver`s physical fitness to the limits. Considering the results scored today, both driver will be starting on an aggressive strategy. The races will be televised by in Italy and Europe by Sky Sport and Eurosport.

Kohei Hirate - 17th (1:36.177 - 13 laps)

"My qualifications were conditioned by an hydraulic gearbox problem that forced me into the pits after only 9 laps. Since I couldn`t stay in-car for all the 30 available minutes, I was prevented from finding a good familiarity with the track. I scored the 9th best time with my first set of new tires, then I took some more risks but I made a mistake entering the last chicane. While the gearbox still had some problems in downshifting, the handling was extremely balanced and that, together with the good braking, let me high hopes for tomorrow`s race."

Ricardo Risatti - 22nd (1:36.768, 15 laps)

"Today I had to deal with many new situations. I feel like I`ve been improving each lap, and I saw my times grow progressively faster. I made a little mistake in turn 2, but I`m really happy not to have committed major errors. I`m entering tomorrow`s race with definitely more reference points, and with the goal of ending up flawlessly."

-credit: tridentracing.it

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Ricardo Risatti , Kohei Hirate
Teams Trident